1. Analyzing How High Red Sox's Jon Lester Extension Offer Should Climb

    Unless the Red Sox dazzle Jon Lester with a contract offer in the next few days, the best left-handed pitcher in Boston history could be in another uniform come 2015...

    Evan Brunell Written by Evan Brunell about 3 days ago 2,117 reads 11 comments

  2. 5 Players the Boston Red Sox Should Aggressively Shop

    To buy or to sell? It's a difficult question for the Red Sox to answer right now. At 38-45, the Red Sox sit in no-man's land in the AL East...

    Evan Brunell Written by Evan Brunell about 10 days ago 3,983 reads 5 comments

  3. Updating Top International Prospects Red Sox Will Look to Sign

    The Boston Red Sox should make plenty of noise on July 2, the first day of the 2014-2015 international signing period...

    Evan Brunell Written by Evan Brunell about 17 days ago 1,930 reads 0 comments

  4. Time Is Not Now for Red Sox to Call Up Red-Hot Prospect Mookie Betts

    As the Boston Red Sox continue to slog along, seven games under .500 after Sunday's extra-innings loss to the Cleveland Indians , it's very easy to cast a longing eye at the minor ...

    Evan Brunell Written by Evan Brunell about 25 days ago 8,272 reads 15 comments

  5. Red Sox Top Prospect Xander Bogaerts Quietly Having Big Offensive Rookie Season

    Xander Bogaerts is the best shortstop in the American League . The 21-year-old isn't on highlight reels with regularity, but he's quietly having a big offensive ...

    Evan Brunell Written by Evan Brunell about 1 month ago 9,681 reads 24 comments

  6. Projecting Major League Arrival Dates for Boston Red Sox's Day 1 Draft Picks

    The Boston Red Sox had a spectacular Day 1 of the MLB amateur draft, taking three players who could play significant roles on a major league team. But when would that be? First, understand that, despite the quality of picks that had ESPN...

    Evan Brunell Written by Evan Brunell about 1 month ago 283 reads 0 comments

  7. Re-Evaluating the Boston Red Sox's Top Draft Picks from the Past Decade

    The Boston Red Sox have been one of the most successful drafting teams over the past decade. After years of trading away minor-league talent for veterans and favoring the free-agent ...

    Evan Brunell Written by Evan Brunell about 1 month ago 2,041 reads 3 comments

  8. Red Sox's Stephen Drew Signing Is Beginning of the End of Will Middlebrooks

    In a bid to invigorate a slumping offense, the Red Sox signed former shortstop Stephen Drew to a one-year contract Tuesday, as Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal broke...

    Evan Brunell Written by Evan Brunell about 1 month ago 9,072 reads 19 comments

  9. How David Ortiz Continues to Improve Despite Increasing Age

    On May 13 and 14, David Ortiz gave the Minnesota Twins another harsh reminder about one of the biggest mistakes in franchise history: releasing Ortiz after the ​2002 season...

    Evan Brunell Written by Evan Brunell about 1 month ago 5,283 reads 50 comments

  10. 3 Bold Predictions for the Remainder of the Boston Red Sox's Season

    The Red Sox haven't looked like the defending World Series champions so far this season. Boston is struggling to stay above .500 for good...

    Evan Brunell Written by Evan Brunell about 1 month ago 1,781 reads 6 comments

  11. Boston Red Sox Prospects Who Have the Highest Ceilings

    With Xander Bogaerts in the major leagues and well on his way to being a centerpiece of the Red Sox team for the next decade, the focus shifts to who could be the next impact prospect on the farm...

    Evan Brunell Written by Evan Brunell about 2 months ago 1,398 reads 0 comments

  12. How to Fix the Boston Red Sox's Biggest Problems Early in 2014

    The Boston Red Sox enter Tuesday with a 12-14 record and a -15 run differential, tied for second worst in the American League . It’s a far cry from where the defending World Series champions expected to be at the end of April...

    Evan Brunell Written by Evan Brunell about 2 months ago 3,347 reads 9 comments

  13. 10 Biggest Red Sox 'Traitors' in Franchise History

    Every time a Red Sox player bolts town and dons pinstripes for the New York Yankees , fans of the Red Sox feel as if something sacrosanct has been violated...

    Evan Brunell Written by Evan Brunell about 3 months ago 9,039 reads 11 comments

  14. Jackie Bradley Jr. Is the Key to Fixing Red Sox's Leadoff Issues

    So far in the early going, the Boston Red Sox have struggled to find a dynamic leadoff solution to set the tone for their offensive attack...

    Evan Brunell Written by Evan Brunell about 3 months ago 3,285 reads 11 comments

  15. 10 Keys to the Boston Red Sox Having Early Season Success

    If the Boston Red Sox hope to repeat as world champions, it will all start with their play in the first couple months of the season...

    Evan Brunell Written by Evan Brunell about 3 months ago 1,648 reads 0 comments

  16. Projecting the Playoffs, The Case for Kotchman

    MLB: Angels v Rangers September 26, 2007" width="234" height="351" /> Projecting the Playoffs With just 20 games remaining in the regular season, the Sox' Hunt for Red October is getting stronger by the day...

    Evan Brunell Written by Evan Brunell about almost 5 years ago 19 reads 0 comments

  17. Red Sox's Road Record Cautions Playoff Success

    With Sunday's extension of the Wild Card lead to four games on the back of a doubleheader sweep (Jon Lester is the beast of all beasts), Boston's entrance into the playoffs as the Wild Card winner is all but assured...

    Evan Brunell Written by Evan Brunell about almost 5 years ago 38 reads 0 comments

  18. Jays turned down Sox's 6-for-1 offer on Halladay

    I'm on the Rotoworld.com beat, and this just came across my desk:Bob Elliot of the Toronto Sun reports that the Red Sox offered the Blue Jays six pitchers for Roy Halladay at the trading deadline...

    Evan Brunell Written by Evan Brunell about almost 5 years ago 31 reads 0 comments

  19. Getting to know Sox first-round pick Reymond Fuentes

    If blood lines mean anything, the Red Sox may have hit a home run when they made center fielder Reymond Fuentes their first-round pick (28th overall)...

    Evan Brunell Written by Evan Brunell about almost 5 years ago 86 reads 0 comments

  20. Tazawa Slated for Tuesday Start

    Evan: Please welcome Mike Silver to the Fire Brand writing crew! Tim Daloisio is going to be stepping down from writing articles for Fire Brand...

    Evan Brunell Written by Evan Brunell about almost 5 years ago 26 reads 1 comments

  21. Boston Red Sox 6.5 Behind Yankees: Defending Theo's Offseason

    The Red Sox are where they are. Six and a half games out of first place, with the division seemingly wrapped up, at least according to the statheads. And I include myself in that group...

    Evan Brunell Written by Evan Brunell about almost 5 years ago 22 reads 0 comments

  22. Fernando Cabrera tears it up with PawSox, awaits call

    Will the real Fernando Cabrera please stand up? Is it the Cabrera, who from 2006-08, posted a minor league ERA of 1.12? Or is it the Cabrera who, during the same period, had a major league ERA of 5...

    Evan Brunell Written by Evan Brunell about almost 5 years ago 136 reads 1 comments

  23. PawSox manager on Buchholz: 'He'll be fine'

    The Red Sox were gracious enough to issue me a press pass for the Pawtucket/Norfolk game at Fenway Park today. I barely made it into my seat for the first pitch thanks to some heavy traffic on the Pike...

    Evan Brunell Written by Evan Brunell about almost 5 years ago 10 reads 0 comments

  24. Is the Boston Red Sox Starting Rotation an Unaddressed Fatal Flaw?

    When the 2009 season began, there was very little doubt in anyone's mind that the Red Sox had both the depth and talent in the starting rotation for it to be considered, not only the teams' primary ...

    Evan Brunell Written by Evan Brunell about almost 5 years ago 182 reads 1 comments

  25. Q+A with Top 3B Prospect Will Middlebrooks

    Will Middlebrooks is currently ranked the 25th best prospect in the Red Sox farm system. 20 years old, Middlebrooks is currently in Mid-A Greenville, hitting for a .265/.343/.424 line...

    Evan Brunell Written by Evan Brunell about almost 5 years ago 50 reads 0 comments